Ruslan Malinovskyi

Ruslan Volodymyrovych Malinovskyi (Ukrainian: Руслан Володимирович Маліновський; born 4 May 1993) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club Marseille, on loan from Serie A club Atalanta, and the Ukraine national team. He is a set piece specialist and possesses a powerful and accurate shot with either foot.[3]

Ruslan Malinovskyi
Руслан Маліновський (cropped).jpg
Malinovskyi with Ukraine in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ruslan Volodymyrovych Malinovskyi[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Marseille (on loan from Atalanta)
Number 18
Youth career
2000–2005 Polissya Zhytomyr
2006–2010 Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (0)
2011–2012 Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 39 (10)
2012–2013Sevastopol (loan) 16 (1)
2013Sevastopol-2 (loan) 2 (1)
2014–2015Zorya Luhansk (loan) 44 (7)
2015–2017Genk (loan) 33 (5)
2017–2019 Genk 74 (18)
2019– Atalanta 115 (23)
2023–Marseille (loan) 4 (0)
International career
2011–2012 Ukraine U19 6 (1)
2013–2014 Ukraine U21 19 (2)
2015– Ukraine 51 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:40, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 September 2022

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Malinovskyi began his career at local side Polissya Zhytomyr under the management of Serhiy Zavalko.[4]

Malinovskyi was a member of the Ukraine national under-19 team. From 1 September 2012, he played on loan for Sevastopol, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract.[5]

Shakhtar DonetskEdit

From 2011, Malinovskyi was a player of Shakhtar Donetsk, who sent him on loan to different clubs. He played for Shakhtar-3 from 2010 to 2012, playing 39 matches and scoring 10 goals. He made no appearances for Shakhtar's first team.

Loan to SevastopolEdit

Malinovskyi played for Sevastopol in the 2012–13 season making 16 appearances and scoring one goal. Also, in 2013, he played for the farm club of the team, Sevastopol-2, scoring one goal in four matches. In 2014, due to the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula, Sevastopol was disbanded, and a new club was created on its base.

Loan to Zorya LuhanskEdit

In 2014, Malinovskyi went on loan to Zorya Luhansk, where he became a main player in the team. He was recognised as the best young player in Ukraine.[citation needed] Malinovskyi scored goals not only in the Ukrainian Premier League, but also twice in the UEFA Europa League against Belgian side Charleroi.

Loan to GenkEdit

On 1 January 2016, it was officially announced that Malinovskyi would be loaned to Belgian side Genk until the end of the season. He debuted for the club in the Belgian Cup semi-final against Standard Liège and spent 72 minutes on the field. Altogether, during the loan at the Belgian club, Malinovskyi played 41 games in all tournaments, in which he scored 13 goals and made eight assists.

GenkEdit

On 29 May 2017, it was announced that Genk had redeemed Malinovskyi's contract from Shakhtar Donetsk, with the player signing a four-year deal.

AtalantaEdit

On 16 July 2019, Malinovskyi signed for Atalanta for €13.7 million.[6] On 22 October 2019, he scored his first goal for Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City.[7] Malinovskyi was named Player of the Month by Atalanta supporters.[8] He scored his first Serie A goal on 7 December 2019 in a match against Hellas Verona.[9][10] On 24 June 2020, Malinovskyi scored the equalizing goal in a 3–2 comeback win against Lazio.[11] On 18 April 2021, he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 win over Juventus;[12] this was Atalanta's first win against Juventus in Serie A since February 2001.[13] On 19 May 2021, he scored in the final of the Coppa Italia against the same opponents but Atalanta fell to a 1–2 defeat.[14] On 24 February 2022, after having scored a goal against Olympiakos, he showed a t-shirt with the text "No War in Ukraine" after Russian invasion of Ukraine.[15]

Loan to MarseilleEdit

On 9 January 2023, Malinovskiy joined Ligue 1 side Marseille a loan until the end of the season, with an option for the French club to purchase the player.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 1 February 2023[17]
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 2010–11 Ukrainian Second League 8 1 8 1
2011–12 Ukrainian Second League 25 4 25 4
2012–13 Ukrainian Second League 6 5 6 5
Total 39 10 39 10
Sevastopol-2 (loan) 2012–13 Ukrainian Second League 2 1 2 1
Sevastopol (loan) 2012–13 Ukrainian First League 16 1 2 0 18 1
2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 16 1 3 0 19 1
Zorya Luhansk (loan) 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League 8 3 8 3
2014–15 Ukrainian Premier League 23 1 5 0 4 2 32 3
2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League 13 3 3 0 4 4 20 7
Total 44 7 8 0 8 6 60 13
Genk 2015–16 Belgian Pro League 13 0 2 0 15 0
2016–17 Belgian Pro League 20 5 2 1 5 1 27 7
2017–18 Belgian Pro League 37 5 5 2 42 7
2018–19 Belgian Pro League 37 13 1 0 13 3 51 16
Total 107 23 10 3 18 4 135 30
Atalanta 2019–20 Serie A 34 8 1 0 9 1 44 9
2020–21 Serie A 36 8 3 2 4 0 43 10
2021–22 Serie A 30 6 1 0 10 4 41 10
2022–23 Serie A 15 1 0 0 15 1
Total 115 23 5 2 23 5 143 30
Marseille (loan) 2022–23 Ligue 1 4 0 1 0 5 0
Career total 325 65 27 5 49 15 0 0 401 85

InternationalEdit

As of match played 27 September 2022[1][18]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Ukraine 2015 3 0
2016 0 0
2017 5 0
2018 10 2
2019 9 3
2020 5 1
2021 13 0
2022 6 1
Total 51 7
As of match played 11 June 2022. Ukraine score listed first, score column indicates score after each Malinovskyi goal.[1][18]
List of international goals scored by Ruslan Malinovskyi
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 October 2018 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy 15   Italy 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2 16 October 2018 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine 16   Czech Republic 1–0 1–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
3 7 September 2019 LFF Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania 23   Lithuania 3–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
4 11 October 2019 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine 25 1–0 2–0
5 2–0
6 10 October 2020 Olympic Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine 31   Germany 1–2 1–2 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A
7 11 June 2022 Stadion Miejski ŁKS, Łódź, Poland 48   Armenia 1–0 3–0 2022–23 UEFA Nations League B

HonoursEdit

Sevastopol

Genk

Atalanta

Ukraine U21

Individual

ReferencesEdit

[24]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ruslan Malinovskyi". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi". Atalanta B.C. (in Italian). Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ Futbolgrad (18 July 2019). "Ruslan Malinovskyi – Who is Atalanta's Ukrainian midfielder?". Futbolgrad. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  4. ^ Перший тренер Маліновського: "Після першого тренування попросив у Руслана свідоцтво про народження" (in Ukrainian). footboom.com. 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ Официально. Руслан Малиновский – игрок ФК «Севастополь». FC Sevastopol official website (in Ukrainian). 16 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi è dell'Atalanta" [Atalanta got Ruslan Malinovskyi]. www.atalanta.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  7. ^ Stadium, Richard Jolly at the Etihad (22 October 2019). "Sterling hat-trick helps 10-man Manchester City thrash Atalanta 5–1". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  8. ^ B.C, Atalanta (1 November 2019). "Man of the Month Ottobre by #ItalianOptic La Finale #GoAtalantaGo". @Atalanta_BC. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Gran gol di Malinovskyi prima del 45': Atalanta–Verona è 1–1 – TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". www.tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Le pagelle contro l'Hellas Verona: top Djimsiti, Papu e Malinovskyi « Bergamo e Sport". www.bergamoesport.it (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Serie A: Atalanta fight back from two goals down to beat Lazio; Inter Milan's title hopes diminish after draw against Sassuolo". Firstpost. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Atalanta 1–0 Juventus". BBC Sport. 18 April 2021.
  13. ^ @OptaPaolo (18 April 2021). "2001 - Atalanta have won a Serie A game v Juventus for the first time since Feb 2001" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ a b "Atalanta 1–2 Juventus". BBC Sport. 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Malinovskyi, goal e messaggio contro la guerra: "No War in Ukraine" | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi est Olympien!" [Ruslan Malinovskyi is an Olympian!] (in French). Olympique de Marseille. 9 January 2023. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
  17. ^ "R. Malinovskyi". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  18. ^ a b "Malinovskyi, Ruslan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  19. ^ Dryomin, Mike. "Commonwealth of Independent States Cup 2014". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi MVP of May". Serie A. 21 May 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  21. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi EA Sports Player of the Month for February". Serie A. 8 March 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  22. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi Wins February's Goal of the Month Presented by Crypto.com". Serie A. 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  23. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi Top Assist Maker". Serie A. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  24. ^ "Chelsea prepare €20m bid for star with 21 goal contributions this season". 18 May 2021.

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